The Crown Jewel of Japatual Valley has finally come on the market. This spectacular custom-built home is perched upon the very top of Illahee Ridge above Horse Thief Canyon. The home is a sanctuary of peace and privacy, and one of a select few that directly borders Cleveland National Forest. This home may have the best views of any home in San Diego County, including panoramas of Corte Madera, Mt. Laguna and Mt. Cuyamaca to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The property is filled with mature oaks, beautiful manzanitas, and large granite boulders. It has been meticulously cleared and manicured, into a 7-acre picturesque park. Deer, foxes, rabbits, squirrels, road runners, and coyotes frequently comb the grounds, while blue jays, red tail hawks, and other birds soar overhead. The silence, serenity, privacy, solitude, and breathtaking views off the back patio provide peaceful tranquility and yet the home is only 40 minutes from downtown. You will have no problem leaving work behind at this house. The home sits at an elevation of 3,100 feet and gets light snow a few times each year. The backyard has unobstructed, breathtaking views of multiple canyons and powerful mountain ranges, including Horse Thief Canyon, Pine Creek Canyon, Secret Canyon, Pine Valley, none of which have a single structure on them. Just pure nature as far as you can see. The front yard is just as majestic with beautiful ridges, valleys, and views that go all the way to the Pacific Ocean. You can literally watch the sun drop into the ocean 6 months out of the year in spectacular sunsets The brush clearing on this picturesque 7-acre property was meticulously engineered to save only the best trees, and nothing else. The clearing is 3x the recommended 100' distance and 5x the recommended spacing. It has a 450'- long, 16'-wide, rebar re-enforced concrete driveway with curbs, a 5,300 sq. ft concrete square apron in front of the home for the firetrucks to turn around on, fire-proof rock surrounding the entire house and pad, stucco-ed eves and patio covers, fire-resistant roof vents, and 15,000 gallons of water readily available for the firefighters. This home meets all of the fire truck entry requirements. Seller has spent over $300K on fire safety on this property. It has an 8” thick, earthquake-proof, foundation. There are 10' vaulted ceilings thought the house, 14' ceilings in the primary bedroom and living room, and 40 over-sized windows with views from every room. The 450-foot-long driveway, security gate, and white vinyl fence provides a serene feeling of privacy and security. There is a drywall finished 3 car garage, two large tough sheds, and a 40’ x 40’ professionally built halfpipe for the kids. The halfpipe pad was originally graded and signed off by the county, to be an ADU. There are professional grade Viking and Kitchen Aid appliances in the kitchen, beautiful granite countertops and custom birch wood cabinets throughout. The primary suite includes a huge jetted tub, where you can relax while looking at Mt. Laguna, a gas fireplace, two closets, custom cabinets, a large custom built-in office area for two, and its own private 26’ x 30’ covered patio. Houses like this simply do not come on the market. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to own your private paradise of peace. See Video.